Joe Mahler is an author, illustrator, and fly casting and fly tying instructor.  An industry recognized fly tyer known for the versatile Straw Boss pattern, he has spent his life fly fishing for anything with a “tug” and teaching others to do the same.  A popular seminar speaker, Joe is both author and illustrator of the books”Essential Knots and Rigs for Trout” and “Essential Knots and Rigs for Saltwater” and his articles and illustrations appear regularly in Fly Fisherman and other national publications.